Sunday, April 27, 2008

Woodland Tulip Fields

Woodland Tulip Fields - 11" x 14" - original oil painting on panel
done En Plein Air - what is plein air?
On Saturday we finally got a break in the weather and Allan convinced me to set up my easel at the Woodland Tulip Festival. Ordinarily, I'd be hesitant to paint in a place where there are so many people around, but we left early in hopes that we could get in and out before the Saturday crowds arrived.
The day was perfect! We were there about two hours, and during that time I managed to finish this painting, even though there were quite a few visitors milling around and watching me paint. But everyone was very nice and complimentary of the painting, which gave me confidence that I can set up and paint even with people around.

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